Entries tagged with: Lionize

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As discussed, poppy sludgesters Torche have a new LP on the way and that's now been officially announced. It's called Restarter and will be out on February 24 via Relapse, their first LP for the label. That's the album artwork above.

Torche are also teaming up with fellow riffers Clutch for a winter/holidays tour that hits the NYC-area just before New Year's Eve at NJ's Starland Ballroom on December 29 (like Clutch did last year). Lionize are on those dates too. Tickets for the NJ show are on sale. All dates, including NYE in Clutch's hometown-area of DC, are listed below.

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Clutch in Austin in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

Clutch were supposed to tour this month but had to reschedule their September dates due to a health issue with singer Neil Fallon. A message from Neil on the band's Facebook reads:

Dear friends, this week I've learned that a childhood injury to the neck, a genetic predisposition for spinal disease, and 20 some years of head banging will exact a toll. I've been diagnosed with an ugly case of cervical spinal stenosis and two herniated discs.

In some instances these conditions can be treated non-surgically. This is not the case for me. I have been advised by several neurosurgeons that my spinal cord has already been damaged and that I risk further damage were I not to address the situation. For this reason, I've decided to take care of this ASAP. Believe me, re scheduling a tour turns my stomach, but I believe this is the wisest choice given the prognosis.

On Tuesday I will undergo surgery. The procedure will fuse three vertebrae together with a small titanium plate. I have faith that this surgery will go as well as it can, and that I will be back in the saddle for our October-November tour. On behalf of my spine, deepest apologies to those who had been looking forward to seeing CLUTCH over the next two weeks. We'll make it up to you.

Health and Happiness,


Those dates include the Port Chester show that would've happened at Capitol Theatre on 9/26 which is now rescheduled for January 11 with The Sword and Crobot (tickets) and the Long Island show that would've happened at The Paramount on 9/27 (not rescheduled at the moment).

The band's second leg of dates, which kick off in late October, are still happening as planned though. Those shows include a previously discussed NJ show happening at Starland Ballroom on December 27 (tickets), and they've also added a Brooklyn show happening on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Starland and MHOW shows will both be opened by reunited post-hardcore vets Into Another. Starland also includes Empire Escorts and Mike Dillon Band, and MHOW also includes Lionize. Tickets for the MHOW show go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/18) at noon.

Updated dates are listed, along with a video, below...

Continue reading "Clutch reschedule September dates due to health issue, add NYE show in NYC w/ Into Another (updated dates)"


As I stated previously, Clutch gets some of their heavier mojo back on their new burner "Earth Rocker." The Maryland stoner crew will take some of that riffy goodwill on the road with them as part of a full assault attack on North America and Europe that will last them well into July. US dates kick off as soon as next week, and include a stop in NYC at Terminal 5 on May 2 as part of a string of dates with The Sword and Lionize. Tickets go on AMEX presale at noon on Wednesday (2/27) with regular sale hitting on Friday (3/1) at noon.

Clutch will release their new album, Earth Rocker, on March 19. All tour dates are listed, alongside a stream of the album's title track, below.

Continue reading "Clutch touring in 2013, playing NYC at Terminal 5 (dates) "

Bad Brains

Bad Brains will play Boston & Manhattan with H2O and then Brooklyn & Philadelphia with GZA. As you can see in the poster, tickets go on pre-sale Saturday. Lionize also opens the Philly show, and there's a show happening on 4/20 with GZA in a TBA city. Stay tuned for more info. All dates are listed with more info below....

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photos by Andrew St. Clair

The mop-bucket must have been filled with suds at the end of the night at Brooklyn Bowl on 12/30. Lucero headlined the venue as part of a quick end-of-year tour with Lionize. Pictures from the pre-New Year's Eve, sold out NYC show are in this post

If you missed Lucero, you can catch them on the Women & Work tour, which kicks off in February and heads back to NYC on 4/20 at Webster Hall with J.Roddy Wallston & The Business . Tickets go on AMEX presale on 1/11 at noon and regular sale 48 hours later.

J Roddy Walston & The Business, who support Lucero on some of their upcoming dates, played Brooklyn Bowl on New Year's Eve with Deer Tick. Pictures from that show are coming shortly. Pictures from the Lucero show continue below...

Continue reading "Lucero & Lionize played a drunken show @ Brooklyn Bowl (pics)"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

House of Vans

"Vans made a power move into Brooklyn Saturday October 18, 2010 and unveiled its new, state-of-the-art event space, the House of Vans, opening it's doors to 900 of New York's skate community.

The new space is located in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood and is a prime example of Vans' commitment to and respect for the East Coast skate scene. The House of Vans is a 25,000-square-foot renovated warehouse, featuring an indoor concrete bowl and outdoor street course, a permanent stage for concerts and enough space to do whatever the Vans heart and soul could desire. The House of Vans will be Vans' East Coast hub, with two full-time employees to start.

The new space's outdoor skate park and bowl, designed by California Skateparks and influenced by Lance Mountain and Brian Pino, were well received by those in attendance." [probably a press release]

The 25,000 square feet House of Vans (15,000 indoors and 10,000 sq. ft outdoor enclosed patio and skate plaza), located at 25 Franklin St (at Meserole), hosted a Warped Tour kick-off show back in March. It's not exactly the type of show we'd normally cover, but when I heard there will be more concerts there this summer (stay tuned for announcements), I asked Andrew to send over some of his shots from that event so we could get an idea of what to expect. They continue below...

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photos by Greg Cristman

Lee Scratch Perry

The blue and red hair dye, the painted Timbs, the jewel encrusted clothing. It could only be dub legend Lee "Scratch" Perry that could add so much flavor to the influential reggae grooves at Highline Ballroom. The 74-year old played a show at the club (again) as one of only five US dates in celebration of Revelation, his new album and third release this year out now on Megawave.

After dates in Portland (ME), Boston, and Philly, the tour continues today (8/20) in Stephentown, NY at the Soulive-headlined Bella Terra Festival and concludes two days later in Los Angeles.

Lionize opened the show without guitarist Tim Sult (who is also in Clutch), bringing a whole new angle to the term stoner rock with their riffy-reggae infused take.

More pictures and a couple of videos from the show below...

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by BBG


Scream was formed in Northern Virginia in 1981 by singer Peter Stahl, his brother Franz Stahl on guitar, bassist Skeeter Thompson and drummer Kent Stax. They are considered one of the benchmark bands in the history of the Washington, D.C. hardcore music movement. Along with bands such as Minor Threat and Government Issue, Scream ultimately merged the attributes of the movement, which were blinding speed, heavy political and social connotations in the lyrics, unpretentiousness of attitude, and shunning of commercialism...

For their second album Scream added another guitarist to their line-up, Robert Lee "Harley" Davidson, (a veteran of the local heavy metal band Tyrant, who later became know as Saint Vitus), to thicken up the sound in the studio and in their live performances.

After the 3rd album Banging the Drum, Kent Stax left the band for personal reasons and was replaced by local drummer Dave Grohl, who then played on Scream's 4th album No More Censorship... Scream then recorded their 5th and final studio album Fumble, (which was much later released in 1993 on Dischord Records) and then called it quits in late 1990. Pete and Franz moved to North Hollywood and gave rock a major-label shot with the band Wool, while Grohl joined Nirvana... In 1997, Franz Stahl joined Dave Grohl's newly formed group, the commercially successful Foo Fighters, for a two year stint. During this time Pete Stahl [continued] to record albums with several bands, including the Earthings? and Goatsnake.

Goatsnake reunited at Roadburn. Scream reunited late last year for a DC show at Black Cat (co-owned by Dave Grohl), and will be in NYC to play the Knitting Factory on July 2nd with Lionize (mem Clutch). Tickets are on sale.

Two days later, on Independence Day, Scream will take part in the 41st Annual Smoke In at the National Mall in Washington DC. The flyer for that, with Some videos from the Scream reunion (with Brian Baker of Minor Threat/Dag Nasty/Bad Religion) at Black Cat are below...

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by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Nebula - "The Perfect Rapture" (MP3)

Nebula at BV-BBG Day Party during CMJ (more by Paul Birman)

After passing through customs on their return from a European trek, Nebula will take a few weeks away from the road before heading back out in middle March for a string of dates that'll take the band through SXSW, on to Pianos in NYC on 3/27, and out to the West Coast by the middle of April. The Pianos date is just one of a few that the band have lined up with their Tee Pee compadres Quest for Fire after SXSW. Then in Chicago on April 1st they team up with The Willowz and Clutch side project Lionize for the remainder of the west-heading tour. All dates below.

The Willowz meanwhile are in the midst of a tour with Delta Spirit that brings them to Pianos in NYC TONIGHT (2/4) (and to Union Hall Friday, 2/5) (and then to the same two venues a week after that).

Nebula's tour dates include the Tee Pee showcase at SXSW on Thursday, March 18th at Habana Calle 6. The two stage affair will feature appearances from Priestess, Iron Age, Nebula, Naam, Quest For Fire, Kreisor, The Atomic Bitchwax, Sweet Apple (featuring J Mascis), Imaad Wasif, Spindrift, Hopewell, Jason Simon (of Dead Meadow), and The Main Street Gospel.

Sweet Apple will play their first NYC show on April 20th.

Nebula and tourmates Quest for Fire are on the verge of going half on a 7". The release, due March 23rd, will feature artwork by Andre Ethier (The Deadly Snakes) and be limited to 1000 copies. Download Nebula's contribution to that split, "The Perfect Rapture", above.

All dates and some videos below...

Continue reading "Nebula touring w/ Quest for Fire, Willowz & Lionize - 2010 tour dates (include Tee Pee showcase @ SXSW) ++ new MP3"